Jonathan Oaks

Macomb Community College – South Campus
14500 E. Twelve Mile Road, G-415
Warren, MI 48088-3896
Phone: (586) 445-7111
Email: oaksj@macomb.edu
Website: www.jonoaks.com

Education

Oakland University, Rochester, MI, Ph.D., Applied Mathematics, (56 credits, on hiatus)

Oakland University, Rochester, MI, M.S., Applied Mathematics, December 2017.

Ferris State University, Big Rapids, MI, B.S., Applied Mathematics, May 2005.

Professional Experience

Ohio Christian University, Circleville, OH

            Online Adjunct Faculty (June 2015 – Present)

  • Facilitated online learning of Introduction to Mathematical Systems and College Algebra
  • Used e360 Learning Management System and ConnectMath

 Macomb Community College, Warren, MI

            Professor of Mathematics (August 2011 – Present)

  • Taught Fundamentals of Mathematics, Beginning Algebra, Intermediate Algebra, College Algebra, Pre-calculus, Statistics, Mathematics for Education, Everyday Mathematics, Calculus, Discrete Math, Linear Algebra, and Differential Equations
  • Used ANGEL and Canvas Learning Management Systems in on campus and online classes
  • Attended Professional Development Sessions, including New Faculty Academy

Macomb Community College, Warren, MI

            Adjunct Faculty (June 2011 – August 2011)

  • Taught Intermediate Algebra
  • Used ANGEL Learning Management System

University of Phoenix, Southfield, MI

            Adjunct Faculty (January 2011 – April 2011)

  • Facilitated learning of Basic College Math I and II
  • Used ALEKS and MyMathLab
  • Attended Professional Development for APA Formatting, MyMathLab, and Mathematics Facilitation

Ohio Christian University, Circleville, OH

Online Adjunct Faculty (January 2011 – August 2011)

  • Facilitated online learning of Introduction to Mathematical Systems
  • Used ANGEL Learning Management System and MathZone
  • Interacted with students in the Adult Online Degree Program

Oakland University, Rochester, MI

Lecturer (January 2010 – December 2010)

  • Facilitated Beginning and Intermediate Algebra workshops
  • Contributed to development of course pack – brainstorming, proofreading, etc.
  • Encouraged e-learning through use of ALEKS

Henry Ford Community College, Dearborn, MI

Adjunct Faculty (January 2010 – May 2011)

  • Taught Pre-Algebra, Beginning Algebra, and Technical Mathematics
  • Increased students retention of material through use of Study Skills Program and MyMathLab
  • Promoted critical thinking skills via specialized in-class activities

International Academy of Design and Technology, Troy, MI

Adjunct Faculty (September 2009 – March 2011)

  • Taught College Algebra, Intermediate Algebra, Basic College Math, and tutored all mathematics courses
  • Incorporated real world examples and projects into course curriculum
  • Collaborated with other faculty members at training events

Oakland Community College, Royal Oak, MI

Adjunct Faculty (July 2009 – August 2011)

  • Taught Fundamentals of Mathematics, Preparation for Algebra, Beginning Algebra, Intermediate Algebra, Finite Mathematics, Trigonometry, Statistics, and Calculus
  • Developed course notes and interactive activities using classroom technology
  • Attended Professional Development and Training Center activities

Oakland University, Rochester, MI

Supplemental Instruction Leader (July 2009 – August 2009)

  • Provided academic assistance to students in 200-level statistics course
  • Created worksheets and activities to help students to master material
  • Attended lectures as liaison between students and instructor

StudyPoint, Southfield, MI

Tutor (July 2007 – October 2010)

  • Tutored academic subjects (mathematics and physics)
  • Prepared high school students for ACT and SAT tests
  • Assisted several students in receiving college scholarships

Oakland University, Rochester, MI

Graduate Teaching Associate (September 2005 – December 2009)

  • Taught Beginning and Intermediate Algebra courses
  • Led recitation section for Precalculus course
  • Integrated Technology and Co-operative learning into the classroom

Ferris State University, Big Rapids, MI

Structured Learning Assistance Facilitator/Recitation Leader (September 2004 – May 2005)

  • Developed activities for students in a basic skills Pre-algebra course
  • Facilitated supplemental group-learning workshops
  • Mediated conflict within the classroom

Ferris State University, Big Rapids, MI

Academic Support Center Tutor (September 2003 – May 2005)

  • Tutored Mathematics, Computer Science, Education, and Environmental Biology
  • Earned College Reading and Learning Association (CRLA) Advanced Tutor Certification

Publications, Research, & Editing

Contributor to OpenStax: Introductory Statistics

Contributor to Calculus, Sullivan and Miranda, Macmillian Learning.

Contributor to Math in Our World, Sobecki and Mercer, McGrawHill Education

Recent Conference & Workshop Presentations

“The Local Brewery: A Project to Introduce Differential Equations in an Into Calculus Course”

MathFest, July 31-August 3, 2019

“Everyday Math for Everyday People”

Michigan MAA/MichMATYC Spring Conference, April 5-6, 2019

“Everyday Math for Everyday People”

OhioMATYC Annual Conference, March 29-30, 2019

“Everyday Math for Everyday People”

KYMATYC Annual Conference, February 22-23, 2019

“A Case for Integrating International and Intercultural Issues in the Classroom”

MichMATYC Fall Conference, September 12-13, 2018

“Bringing the STATS to I.N.D.I.A.N.A.”

InMATYC Fall Conference, September 21, 2018

“VOWEL: Vocabulary Overhaul: increasing understanding of Words in the English Language”

TODOS Conference, July 21-23, 2018

AMATYC Statistics Traveling Workshop

St. Louis CC – Meramec, June 1-2, 2018

“VOWEL: Vocabulary Overhaul: increasing understanding of Words in the English Language”

NISOD Conference, May 26-29, 2018

“Bringing the STATS to I.N.D.I.A.N.A.”

MAA Tri-Section Meeting/MichMATYC Spring Conference, March 23-24, 2018

“Bringing the STATS to K.E.N.T.U.C.K.Y”

KYMATYC Annual Conference, March 23-24, 2018

“The Next Generation of Activities and Projects for the Classroom”

MichMATYC Fall Conference, October 20-21, 2017

“Beyond the Worksheet”

WisMATYC Annual Conference, October 7, 2017

“Teaching Vocabulary in the Mathematics Classroom”

Michigan MAA/MichMATYC Spring Conference, March 31-April 1, 2017

“Best Practices for Using Online Homework”

KYMATYC Annual Conference, March 24-25, 2017

“Vocabulary and Critical Thinking in the Mathematics Classroom”

MichMATYC Fall Conference, October 14-15, 2016

“Uses of Bases Other Than Base 10 Around the World”

InMATYC Fall Conference, October 7, 2016

“Bridging the Technology Gap: Free Technology Tools for Math”

WisMATYC Conference, September 24, 2016

“The Problem with Math is English”

Macomb Community College Learning Center, April 23, 2016

“A Midwestern Asian-American’s Story”

MIIIE Conference, April 16, 2016

“”Infusing History, Sustainability, and Stewardship in the Mathematics Curriculum”

MIIIE Conference, April 16, 2016

“Graphing Calculator Workshop”

Macomb Community College Learning Center, April 9, 2016

“Using Games and Technology in the Classroom”

KYMATYC Conference, February 27, 2016

“Issues Using a Graphing Calculator in a Math Course”

KYMATYC Conference, February 27, 2016

“Uses of Bases Other Than Base 10”

KYMATYC Conference, February 27, 2016

“Jazz Up Your Professional Development”

AMATYC Conference, November 19, 2015

“Critical Thinking in Context and Normal Practice”

Macomb Community College Center for Teaching and Learning, November 13, 2015

“Bridging the Technology Gap: Free Technology Tools for Math”

MichMATYC Conference, October 2, 2015

“Setting the Right Foundation for Learning with Technology”

eCornucopia Conference, June 12, 2015

“Uses of Bases Other Than Base 10”

Michigan MAA and MichMATYC Joint Conference, April 11, 2015

“Digital Gaming in the Classroom”

Macomb Community College Center for Teaching and Learning, January 23, 2015

“Active Learning in the Statistics Classroom”

AMATYC Conference, November 15, 2014

“Using Games and Technology in the Classroom”

Educational Technology Organization of Michigan, November 7, 2014

Consultations & Strategic Planning

Contributed to Macomb Community College 2020 Strategic Plan

Contributed to AMATYC Foundation Strategic Plan
Member of AMATYC Strategic Planning Committee
Co-managed Office of Research Support and Statistical Design at Oakland University 

Recent Conferences / Professional Meetings Attended

MichMATYC Fall Conference, October 12, 2019, Dearborn, MI

NDMATYC Conference, October 4-5, 2019, Bismarck, ND

WisMATYC Fall Conference, September 28, 2019, Wausau, WI

15th International Conference of The Mathematics Education for the Future Project Theory and Practice: An Interface or A Great Divide?, August 4-9, 2019, Maynooth, Ireland

MathFest, July 31-August 3, 2019, Cincinnati, OH

AIBL Workshop, July 9-12, 2019, Los Angeles, CA

National IBL and Teaching Conference, June 6-8, 2019, Denver, CO

NISOD Conference, May 25-29, 2019, Austin, TX

National Math Festival, May 4, 2019, Washington, D.C.

Michigan MAA/MichMATYC Spring Conference, April 5-6, 2019, Detroit, MI
OhioMATYC Annual Conference, March 29-30, 2019, Perrysville, OH

KYMATYC Annual Conference, February 22-23, 2019, Berea, KY

AMATYC Annual Conference, November 14-18, 2018, Orlando, FL

MDEC Conference, October 22, 2018, Lansing, MI

MichMATYC Fall Conference, September 12-13, 2018, Kalamazoo, MI

WisMATYC Fall Conference, September 29, 2018, West Bend, WI

InMATYC Fall Conference, September 21, 2018, Indianapolis, IN

SIMIODE Practitioner Workshop, July 22-28, 2018, New York City, NY

TODOS Conference, July 21-23, 2018, Scottsdale, AZ

NISOD Conference, May 26-29, 2018, Austin, TX

MAA Tri-Section Meeting/MichMATYC Spring Conference, March 23-24, 2018, Valparaiso, IN

KYMATYC Annual Conference, March 23-24, 2018, Berea, KY

AMATYC Annual Conference, November 8-12, 2017, San Diego, CA

MichMATYC Fall Conference, October 20-21, 2017, Muskegon, MI

WisMATYC Annual Conference, October 7, 2017, Janesville, WI

ETOM Spring Retreat, June 8-9, 2017, Tustin, MI

IMACC Annual Conference, April 6-8, 2017, Monticello, IL

Michigan MAA/MichMATYC Spring Conference, March 31-April 1, 2017, Big Rapids, MI

KYMATYC Annual Conference, March 24-25, 2017, Rough River Falls, KY

AMATYC Annual Conference, November 16-20, 2016, Denver, CO

MichMATYC Fall Conference, October 14-15, 2016, University Center, MI

InMATYC Fall Conference, October 7, 2016, Batesville, IN

WisMATYC Conference, September 24, 2016, Sheboygan, WI.

MathFest, August 3-7, 2016, Columbus, OH.

McCabe Conference, July 27, 2016, Cleveland, OH.
ETOM Spring Retreat, June 9-10, 2016, Tustin, MI.

MIIIE Conference, April 15-16, 2016, Livonia, MI.

KYMATYC Conference, February 26-27, 2016, Rough River Falls, KY.

AMATYC Annual Conference, October 18-22, 2015, New Orleans, LA.

MichMATYC Fall Conference, October 2-3, 2015, Clinton Township, MI.

Midwest Institute, August 2-8, 2015, Kalamazoo, MI.

Serious Play, July 20-23, 2015, Pittsburgh, PA.

eCornucopia, May 12, 2015, Rochester, MI

ETOM Spring Retreat, May 8-9, 2015, Tustin, MI.

Michigan MAA and Michigan Joint Conference, March 10-11, 2015, Holland, MI.

Professional Service & Memberships

TODOS: Mathematics for All, Website Coordinator, 2019 – Present

American Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges (AMATYC), Midwest Vice President, 2016 – Present

American Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges (AMATYC), Professional Development Coordinator, 2011 – 2015

Mathematical Association of America, Member

Community Service

Korean American Adoptee Adoptive Family Network (KAAN), Website Coordinator, 2019 – Present

Macomb Community College Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service, 2019

Grants & Awards

National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD) Teaching Excellence Award, 2019.

Michigan Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges (MichMATYC) Teaching Excellence Award, 2017.

Algebra Instruction @ Community Colleges (NSF #1461436), Faculty Research Associate, 2016 – 2017.

VOWEL: Vocabulary Overhaul: increasing understanding of Words in the English Language, Macomb Community College Innovation Award, 2015-2016

Family Math and Game Night, Macomb Community College Innovation Award, 2012-2013

Mathematics On Target Tutoring, Macomb Community College Innovation Award, 2011-2012